Join Date: May 2013
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula PT
When I picked this up from Target last week on a whim I hadn't realized it had cones in it.... in fact it has 3 of them. I just wasn't paying much attention. Anyway, I really wanted to try it, but at that time I was trying to go cone-free for a bit to see if that made improvements on my hair. Long story short, I am still trying to figure out what my hair likes and dislikes and while I am trying to decide on an okra gel order I am basically just doing a LI each day. My biolage one gives me at least a little definition and cuts back on frizz, so even though it has a cone I am just going to keep with it for now until I can get my hands on the products I want to try. I use a coco-betaine poo every wash anyway so I figure it's not too big of a deal to use some cones.
Ok, so with this in mind I decided to try the Protein pack today. It comes in a little pouch, and was like 1.62 or something at Target. I have pretty long hair... about BSL... and I only needed about half the package to be well saturated. The package says to leave it on 10-20 minutes, but I went ahead and planned to double it at 40 minutes right off. Actually there was a bit of a fiasco at my house today and I had to leave it on even longer because my three year old locked my bedroom door from the outside and I had to remove the knob to get in.... kids!
I have only done a couple of PT's so far in my time here and both of them were gelatin ones with slight alterations. I didn't get great results from either and wasn't very sure if they were even good for my fine low porosity hair, but I have recently thought my hair might be over-conditioned so I was determined to keep at it. I had lost a lot of curl and definition.
Unlike the gelatin PT's I immediately felt a difference in my hair during the rinse. It felt so moisturized actually, but strong too. I followed it with my biolage conditioning balm and both a RO (leaving it a few extra minutes) and LI. I didn't use any stylers so as always my curls weren't very defined, and there was frizz, but I could tell my curl pattern was already stronger.
I ended up cutting my hair a bit later on, and decided to just get it wet and let it dry all over again to see how the cut went since I did it wet/straight. I rinsed out with some Suave Naturals Coconut (which isn't something I used before) and put a very small amount in as LI and plopped as usual. I wasn't expecting much, but suddenly I am having so much more curl, bounce and definition than I have had in quite a while, and that's without any stylers again! And it feels very soft, though there is still frizz. I plan on trying it again likely next weekend, but I think I found a PT my hair really likes!
So here is the full name/package info. When I bought it that first day I came on here and did a search to see if anyone had tried it, but only saw maybe one post where someone else was asking with no replies, so thought I would share my experience with it for anyone wondering. I would love to hear from anyone else who tried it too!
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula with Vitamin E.
restores and replenishes dry, damaged hair with coconut milk, Keratin, and silk proteins (so three forms of protein!)
It smells lovely btw!
Here are the ingredients :
water, stearyl alcohol, peg-40 stearate, stearamidopropyl, demethylamine, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, hydrolized keratin, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), dimethicone, butylene glycol, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, hydroxyethyl cetearmidopropyldimonium chloride, fragrance, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, hydrolyzed silk, nonfat dry milk, citric acid, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, stearalkonium chloride, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, benzyl benzoate, coumarin
hopefully I didn't mistype any of that lol.
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist
HG: currently just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.
Modified CG since February 2013